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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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$57*
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Regular Full-Day Tour Ephesus From Izmir
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Ancient City of Ephesus from Izmir with Private Guide
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Shore Excursion: Ephesus Ruins Terrace Houses and Ephesus Archaeology Museum

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Interesting

If you have a guide they can tell you a lot more about this besides "it was the public toilet". There's some very interesting things about this place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Salt Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a guide they can tell you a lot more about this besides "it was the public toilet". There's some very interesting things about this place

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Communal toilets are not quite so popular these days, but I can imagine the politicos of the day about their business, discussing whether to be in or out of the Roman Empire!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at ancient time they already know how to fully use drainage system. during winter time the "boss" will ask his slave to sit on it to warm up the sit first.

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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the Roman toilets up close, but you can't touch it because there is a small barrier rope. Close to the theatre.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yes ...public toilets, cleaner than many a modern toilet..lol it is just strange to think how how long ago these were in use.... crazy

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Yup. It's toilets. Rows of old public toilets. Makes for an interesting photo op. Glad my bathroom has walls.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

seeing Roman latrines is interesting indeed. amazing to see how people would use these facilities. well maintained. the public bathrooms make a port a john look good!

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The ancient public bathrooms at Ephesus where you would come in find a spot...do your business...and leave. Yes, they did have running water to them. We saw similar restrooms in Pompei.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The humourous side to the tour, the public latrine where groups of men would come to socialise and do their thing together, there is even a personalised one!!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It's just another place in Ephesus that reminds you people really haven't changed much over thousands of years. Even back then, they had to have places to live, shop and "go". Fascinating that they had such excellent sewer management and yet history ended up forgetting it and had to reinvent the wheel.

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